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The story of the cognac house of Courvoisier started early in the 19th century when Emmanuel Courvoisier established his cognac business in Jarnac and Louis Gallois separately established his wine and spirit wholesale business in the Parisian suburb of Bercy.
In 1811 Napoléon visited Gallois' cellars in Bercy where he was hosted by Louis Gallois, the Mayor and Emmanuel Courvoisier. This heralded the beginning of a relationship between Courvoisier and the imperial courts of Napoléon I, II and III.
Launched in the U.S. in October 2010 as part of the Courvoisier Connoisseur Collection (along with Courvoisier 21-Year-Old), as the name would suggest this has been aged for a minimum of 12 years in French oak and is a blend primarily selected from the Borderies region with some Grand Champagne.
Exclusif is a blend of eaux-de-vie from all of the four top cognac regions: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne (6 to 10 years old), Fins Bois (minimum 5 years old) and around 20% Borderies (10 to 15 years old). Thus Exclusif has an average age of 7 to 12 years.
Courvoisier is widely accepted as being the first cognac to establish the Napoléon standard and this Fine Champagne was launched in the 1920s. A blend of over 25 eau-de-vie, with an average age of 15 to 25 years, older than some other house's XO Cognacs.
Created in 1988, Extra is a blend of Grande Champagne and Borderies (approx 30-35%), including eau-de-vie drawn from vintage reserves held at Chateau Courvoisier. The cognacs in this blend are 50-100 years old. Extra is presented in a tear-drop shaped hand-finished decanter.
A blend of over 100 rare eau-de-vie from Grande Champagne and Borderies, including special Paradis reserves from the early 20th century and stocks from the 1970s and 1980s. The unusual strength of 42% arose from a desire not over dilute and so maintain full flavour extraction.
Created to replace the exhausted previous 'Secession' which was launched in 1990, this 100% Grand Champagne was launched in 2004 to mark the bicentenary of Napoléon being crowned Emperor of France back on 2nd December 1804.
Launched in 2000, only 200 individually numbered Lalique Crystal decanters of this rare Cognac were produced. L'Esprit is a blend of Grande Champagne and Borderies with the youngest cognac in the blend over 70 years old with others dating back as far as 1802.
Courvoisier Rose is a blend of Courvoisier Cognac and grape juice sweetened with sugar. Courvoisier describe the juice as being from “French red wine grapes” but do not specify what grape varieties these are.